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Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • XRC Atlas Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
    • 3/16" Cold Rolled Steel Construction
    • Two-Stage Textured Matte Black Finish
    • Accommodates Up to 37" Tires
    • 3rd Brake Light Bracket Included
    • Integrated Class III Rated Hitch
    • Gas Can and Jack Mounts
    • 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • Weight: 190 lbs.
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door and 4-Door

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper with tire carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2017 JKs. This piece is available with just the bumper, just the tire carrier or both pieces together. Today we're going to talk about the features, the installation and the pricing of this bumper setup. This bumper is for those of you who want a bumper tire carrier combination that can hold a lot of additional stuff aside from just your tire. This is going to have mounts for a lot of different accessories, so if that's what you're looking for I'd definitely recommend taking a look at this. This is going to be an expensive bumper and tire carrier setup and it's going to be very heavy, but again if you're somebody who's looking for a lot of features and a lot of storage, this is a nice option. This bumper and tire carrier are made of three-sixteenths inch steel and they're covered in a two stage textured black powder coat finish. A lot of Jeep accessories are covered in this textured powder coat finish, so this will match a lot of other accessories you will already have on your Jeep and it'll also do a nice job of matching the factory plastic accents on your Wrangler. As I mentioned, you can purchase this tire carrier and this bumper separately, but in my opinion the bumper and the tire carrier are really designed to work together and the bumper without the carrier does look a little bit funny because it has all of the mounts for it. The nice thing about being able to purchase them separately is that because this is an expensive setup you can purchase one and the other and not have to come out of pocket for the whole setup all at once. Now having a tire carrier that's mounted to the bumper is a really nice feature. Mounting a large heavy spare tire to the factory spare tire mount can cause a couple of different issues. One, you can wear out your tailgate hinges so every time you open and close the tailgate you'll have to lift up a little bit on the handle. The large heavy spare can actually break the welds on your tailgate causing rattling. And, the factory spare tire mount is really not designed for the additional weight of a big heavy spare, so that metal can fatigue and eventually crack as well. Having a bumper mounted spare tire carrier like this will fix all of those issues. This tire carrier, like I said before, has a ton of different features, of course the first being the tire mount. You have a bunch of different holes in the front here that you can mount your tire on, so no matter what size tire you're running you can get it as low as possible so you have the best viewing out of your back window but as high as it needs to be to clear your built in hitch. The tire carrier is also adjustable in and out, so depending on the width of your tire and the back spacing of your wheel you're going to be able to get everything nice and tight up against the carrier to keep things from rattling around. Aside from the tire carrier, you have a third brake light bracket that's included with this bumper tire carrier setup. That will allow you to use your factory third brake light so you don't have to purchase a new third brake light and you also don't have to cut up your factory third brake light. You simply unbolt it from the factory mount and bolt it into the mount that comes with this tire carrier. Some of the other bumpers on the market do require you to cut up that third brake light which makes this whole process irreversible. I like this a lot better. Aside from the tire carrier and the third brake light, you have a built in two and a half inch hitch which is tow rated so you will be able to pull some cargo, a light trailer, with this bumper because this does take the place of your factory tow hitch. So if you already have a factory tow hitch, you'll have to remove that to install this bumper. But don't worry, you'll still be able to move around that trailer with the hitch that's included on the bumper. Down below here you have a couple of mounts for recovery points. You can put some D-rings in there. This is going to be a very solid mount so that you can use the bumper as a winching point or as a snatch strap or tow strap recovery point. On the tire carrier you also have a lot of other mounts and I mentioned that before. Up here you have areas that are compatible with both Molle Pal and with Rotopax so you can put water or fuel in those areas. On the back side of the tire carrier there are two spots for typical jerry cans so you can again carry fuel and water in that area. Right up top here you have a mount for a Hi-Lift jack so you have that for recoveries as well. Down in the corner you have a spot to actually jack up the Jeep. The Hi-Lift jack can be a little bit unstable, so having a spot for the jack to actually go into the bumper makes jacking up a little safer and a little bit easier. Now, I know a lot of you guys are thinking that is a ton of weight, and it is. This bumper is really designed for that. The pivot mechanism that's over here is adjustable, so when you do add a bunch of weight onto the tire carrier you can adjust the angle of the pivot to make sure that everything still closes and opens seamlessly and without any sort of rubbing. And the latch on the other side is also different from a lot of others. This is an innovative latch system that is a little bit more complicated but actually uses a striker plate and latch almost like your door would, to open and close. Again, it just makes it a lot easier to use this tire carrier when you have it loaded down with a ton of weight. Now, even though this is a heavy and quite frankly bulky tire carrier and bumper setup, it does install on the Jeep in a very similar way as a lot of other aftermarket bumpers. The first step is going to be removing your factory bumper which can be done by removing the two bolts on each frame rail and the two bolts on the rear cross member and then removing the eight bolts that are holding your factory tire carrier and third brake light onto the tailgate. You will have to remove one piece of trim on the inside of the tailgate in order to unplug the third brake light, but make sure you hang onto that because, as I said before, you're going to be reinstalling that onto your new tire carrier. After that you can slide the two nut plates inside the rear frame rails and then go to installing the rear bumper. It'll bolt right onto the frame rails into those nut plates that you installed. After that it's just a matter of installing the sandwich plate and the four bolts that go in the center of the bumper on the other side of the rear cross member, giving you plenty of strength for towing and for recovery. After the bumper is installed you can install your tire carrier. Now, this does install a little bit differently than a lot of other ones on the market. A lot of other tire carriers will simply slide over a pre-existing pivot point that's on the top of the bumper. This pivot point is actually built into the bumper, so you'll install the tire carrier then install your pivot point through the top and finally that pivot plate that goes on top. That again is adjustable depending on how much weight you're putting on the carrier. After you have everything bolted onto the Jeep you can load up your carrier with a typical weighted load and adjust that pivot plate to make sure everything opens and closes smoothly. The whole process is probably going to take you around two hours by the time you have everything installed and everything adjusted properly. You won't need any specialty tools to get this job done, just some typical hand tools. There are a few reasons that this bumper and tire carrier setup is a little bit more expensive than some of the other ones on the market. Everything from the latch to the adjustable pivot point to just all of the mounts that are built into this thing make it more expensive. That along with the engineering to get it to all fit on the back of the Jeep and the additional metal and fabrication that it takes to build this thing in my opinion warrants that additional cost. However, I realize that between the tire carrier and the bumper and the cost of those two pieces, it does put it out of some of your budgets. If you're going to be using all of the mounts that are included on this tire carrier setup, which in my opinion is for those guys who are doing overlanding or more long term camping, you need a spot for additional fuel, for additional water, and you like this look then it's completely worth the price. This is a really well built piece. If you're just looking for something that's going to hold a larger spare tire, I would probably look at one of the other brands available, whether it be something else from Smittybilt or Rugged Ridge or even Barricade because those are going to be able to hold a large spare tire for less money than this. Again, if you need the mounts, this is worth it. If you want something simpler, we have those options available as well. So if you're somebody who's looking for a rear bumper and tire carrier combination that is going to give you mounts for a ton of different accessories and you have the budget for it, this thing is well built, it's solid and I would definitely recommend taking a look at it. If you're just looking for something simpler, you can probably save some money and go with one of the other brands that are available. So that's my review of the Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper and tire carrier, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Serious Protection. Transform the rear of your Jeep with this seriously tough Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper. It offers full rear-end protection and a capable tire carrier that will hold tires up to 37" in size for all the serious off-roaders out there. This specialty addon comes with a Class III hitch for heavy towing, and it features both gas can and jack mounts to help you remain prepared during your trips.

    Gate Tire Carrier. This Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper features a full-sized gate-based tire carrier with a center mount for a tough hold. The three-bolt mount locks tires in tightly, and the carrier gate drops down easily with a double latch system for a secure hold and no accidental drops.

    Third Brake Light. While this bumper does not feature auxilary lights, it does come with a mounting location for a third brake light for increased visibility during low light driving conditions.

    Powder Coated Steel. This Smittybilt XRC Atlas rear bumper is built from cold-rolled powder coated steel in black. It's 3/16" thick and designed to withstand major pressure. It holds up well over time to forces and weather and is a good reliable product overall.

    Easy Installation for Anyone. Anyone can put this bumper onto their vehicle with a basic set of hand tools. It locks into position where the original bumper was, and uses the included hardware. Torque the bolts down to firmly position this bumper, and you're good to go.

    Application. This Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models, including 2- and 4-door models.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Rear Bumper
    • (1) Tire Carrier
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    • Weight: 190 lbs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    Questions & Answers (17)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Can u carry two Jerry cans with this bumper, it looks like you can. If not are their any other bumpers that do?

    • Hello, yes you can accommodate 2 Jerry Cans and also a Jack on this tire carrier.

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    I have a dual motorcycle carrier that would have a total young weight of 500 lbs. for both cycles. Will the hitch carry that amount of weight? I have added a heavy duty suspension with 4" lift.

    • The Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier will have a class three towing compacity and would be able to easily hold your bikes.

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    Will this bumper work with the Barricade Roof Rack - Textured Black (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

    • The Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier will not be compatible with the Barricade Roof Rack (https://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-roof-rack-black-jk-j100173.html) if you intend to frame mount it. If you plan to drill in to the rear of the body to mount it, it will be compatible.

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    What fenders are those in the picture?

    • Thank you for your question! Those look like an old style DV8 fender. The new version, which is very similar, can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/dv8-offroad-flat-tube-flares-0717jk.html.

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    I am considering this for my 2015 JKU. I often tow a trailer (XVenture XV2 Adventure trailer) , average weight of 2500 pounds loaded up, MAX weight of 3500 pounds. Can I still tow my trailer with this set up?

    • The Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear bumper has a class 3 tow hitch, which is up to 8,000 lbs gross trailer weight which is over the max capacity your Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can tow which is about 3500 lbs. You should still be able to tow your trailer with this set up.

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    10 More Questions
    Will this tire carrier hold a 54 inch smittybilt jack stand, and have a lock. 0 answer
    I have a 6" suspension lift with an additional 3" body lift on a 2009 JK unlimited. 1) Will this bumper still fit with no issues? 2) Do you by chance have photos of what it might look like? 3) Would install process change due to body lift? 1 answer
    Can you remove the arm if so are there instructions on how to? 1 answer
    will the jerry cans fit with the teraflex hd tailgate hinge 1 answer
    what lights are recommended for this bumper? 1 answer
    Does it fit with the Gobi Stealth roof rack? 1 answer
    What size Jerry Can can this tire carrier hold? 1 answer
    I am contemplating buying this bumper.. Will the 5 gallon Jerry can(military style) fit on this bumper or is really thin rotopax the only type that can fit?? 1 answer
    I am wondering about the weight of this bumper/tire carrier as this setup up seems rather heavy. Will I need to look into getting new shocks/springs to support the weight? Will I be okay with stock? 1 answer
    I have an ace gatekeeper on the back of my jeep. If I take off the license mount I feel like the rest of it could fit behind the tire carrier. Think that would work? How much space is there in between the gate and the carrier? Thanks 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 3.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Fit 4.307693 4.3
    • Appearance 4.846154 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.038462 4.0



    • 5/5

      August 15, 2018

      Awesome bumper

      This thing is beast. Room for two Jerry cans and hi lift jack, although those mounts come seperate. It has jack points and is very solid. The only down side is the tire carrier is very vey heavy, though some of that is my unusually heavy tires.

      TimD

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2018

      Great bumper but heavy

      If you need to hold a 35" spare and want a place for a jack, gas cans, and lights this carrier is great. It is a heavy piece but that should be expected. The only reason this got 4 stars was that some of the hardware that attaches the bumper to the frame is extremely difficult to assemble. I had to leave two of the side bolts off and get new, shorter ones because I couldn't get them to start threading. Other then that it's a great product.

      WayneL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 20, 2018

      nice set up

      so far so good. install solo is some effort. like everyone else says, instructions are brutal. but now that its on, I'm happy with it. NOTE: standard jerry cans don't fit, need Midwest cans...

      ShawnS

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (5)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      May 10, 2018

      Doesnt fit properly but looks good in the end!

      I purchased this rear bumper and received it in a fast manor. It says 2 hours for installing but I was soon to find out that was not true an it took a full day to install. Putting the rear tire mount and swinging door was an aggravating task because the hole for the swinging pin was not drilled out according to the proper size. Had to bring it in to a specialty shop to have the installing finished. Ended up being in the shop for 7 hours and paying an additional $400 to have them drill the hole bigger and fit everything. Now, it actually looks really great on my Jeep. Another issue I ended up having was that my spare tire was to large (says it fits up to a 37 inch wheel) then the pins that came with the parts. Had to order new ones for another $60 to properly mount the tire on the back.

      NicholasD

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 30, 2018

      Challenging install

      Very heavy bumper with all METRIC bolts and nuts. The instructions are for fractional inch measurements. Instructions are extremely poor, so if you buy this bumper, spend lots of time just reading through and planning on how to do each step. I borrowed my neighbors 2 ton crane and it came in very handy. I must have removed the back bumper at least 6 times trying to get the bolts to line up. Very challenging, but worked much better after I drilled out the frame opening so I could get the bolt into the nut. I'm working by myself, so the crane really helped. My tires use the original Jeep 5x5 tires which made it barely attachable to the bolts on the back. It appears this unit is designed for tires mounted on recessed rims, so be aware. I do use 1.5" spacers on my Jeep JKU so I guess I may need to do the same for the tire holder. Be aware you need to plan on rewiring the 3rd Brake light since it won't work from where it comes out of the back door. It's easy to rewire, but plan for it. I took my time and used a lot of patience so I could get it done correctly. Now I'm down to the last few parts. Delivery took almost two months and I took my time working on it (I installed a new front bumper and winch as well). Overall, I think I spent about 30 hours getting everything working correctly. Not everyone is as slow as I am, but I'm not as young as I once was either.

      HarryP

      Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 18, 2018

      Heavy Duty

      Very heavy, good strength but lots of weight. The built i hiotch is way better than the standard jeep bolt on. Says it holds two jerry cans but the spout on the can sitting further from the hinge hits the top frame, I have Wavian cans. The closest to the hinge fits perfect. Im going to pickup a 2.6 gal can which will fit with no problem on the right. That takes me from 10 gallons spare to 7.6, still OK.

      CraigC

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 28, 2018

      Nothing but problems

      This looks great. That is all that I can say is good. First, on install, the hinge bolt snapped. That extraction took a local fab shop 2 hours to extract after I gave up. Next, after the fourth time of the carrier randomly swinging open, after seemingly being fully closed, I had to add a latch. The rattles, they are non stop over intersections. Save the headache, the heartache, and above all, the money. This is my biggest regret of my build. I would have already replaced it, but shipping a bumper to Alaska is nowhere near cheap. Stay away from this!

      WirelessBattery

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 21, 2018

      Heavy Duty Bumper

      I absolutely love this bumper. I chose this one to carry extra fuel. There are cheaper alternatives, but this one is heavy duty and looks good. The install is pretty straightforward. It is much easier with a second person. There are a couple bolts that are difficult to get started, especially if you have big hands. All the pre drilled holes lined up fine, there was no drilling required. Despite negative reviews on the latching mechanism, mine opens and closes fairly easy. I use WD40 and haven't experienced any rusting issues. When you're adjusting the tire carrier, make sure its fully loaded a close it slowly. Until its properly adjusted, it WILL scratch the top of the bumper. Botton line: This is a good looking heavy duty bumper that performs as advertised. I am very happy with this bumper.

      Mike

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 16, 2018

      Awesome bumper

      It is a heavy solid bumper. I can definitely feel it back there when I'm driving compared to stock. I would recommend putting fluid film or some type of rust inhibitor on the locking mechanism as it will rust really quick other that that it's an awesome bumper and looks good.

      WendellC

      Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 22, 2018

      Great Bumper

      Most items you buy from Smittybilt are straight forward to install. The finished product is great, but mounting the bumper using the plates that slide inside the frame rails was a challenge. You will need two people to install because the plates holes do not line up very well, which makes it hard to get the bolts started. One person has to lift and lower the bumper while the other starts the bolts.

      John

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      January 24, 2018

      Terrible Latching mechanism

      Install was a pain but i can get over that, what i can not get over however is the fact that my latching tailgate will freeze shut or open in the winter making it impossible to open or close. I would think for the price smittybilt would have done better. honestly do not waste your money there are better products for cheeper. I have had no other issues with any of my Smittybilt products besides this one. This is just a miss.

      ZachM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 23, 2018

      XRC Atlas Rear Bumber W/ Tire Carrier

      Excellent product works as described. definitely heavy duty

      EdwardH

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 04, 2017

      Well built and strong.

      This bumper is very well built and very strong. It was very easy to install. The built in class 4 hitch is a great bonus. The tire carrier is strong, adjustable to different weight, latches easy and solidly. All of in all it is a great set up that is strong, looks great, and is very versatile. I had to dock it a star only because of the third break light wires are not taken into the design or instructions of the tire carrier. Either you have to keep unplugging the third break light (which is easy to to access and do) to swing the tire carrier. Or you have to extend and rout the wires yourself so as to not pull and damage the wires. I was able to extend the wires easily as I have the parts and skills to do so. Was able to easily do it in a way that the wires are not visible at all by drilling one hole in the carrier and one under the jeep in a plastic filler piece of the body well. It just looks cleaner then zip-tied to the outside of everything and you don't have to remember to unplug and then plug back in the third break light every time you swing the tire carrier. It was not a big deal to me to do this but someone that does not have the know how or comfort zone of extending wires may have to either deal with constantly remembering to unplug and plug back in the third break light to swing the carrier or have to seek someone and pay extra to have the wires extend for them. Still a minor inconvenience to the looks, strength, and versitiaty this set up offers.

      JamesB

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 03, 2017

      Great adder

      Love this product me and 2 buddies installed in 30 min great fit

      Brian

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      December 01, 2017

      Nice bumper

      Bumper was easy to install. Is heavy but that was expected. Not using it to its full potential yet. Bought it for toreduce stress on swing gate with the 35x12.5 tires. I plan on using the fuel can portion for dry bags and water for camping.

      WilliamB

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 17, 2017

      Thumbs up!

      Looks good and strong as heck! Need a second person to help install.

      SkyN

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      August 11, 2017

      Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier

      I installed mine at home, it took a couple days since I was doing it alone, but totally worth it! I love the way it looks on my Jeep and it is functional!

      JimmyR

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      July 23, 2017

      Its ok

      It is pretty difficult to install. So prepare to be in the garage all day. Other than that I like the bumper, mostly got it to carry jerry cans and it does the job.

      AndrewB

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 16, 2017

      Great bumper, once its on

      I really like the unit. So far, no rattles or issues. I only gave four stars because this is a sombitch to install. I thought the video was lacking and I understand why now. Poor instructions, super tight areas and critical alignment issues. Got it all done and it looks and feels awesome. I would recommend the unit if you want something to get weight off the tailgate, carry jack, and gas but the reviewers that said this was easy are nuts.

      Dmac

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 21, 2017

      Good bumper

      I really enjoy my bumper, I helped a shop install it, only because I needed extra muscle and the tools, but it installed really simply and when installed correctly and closed correctly which the latch has two stages. One where you close it, this has a little play, but simply close it a little harder and it is not going anywhere and there is no rattle, so if it's a rattling for you just close it harder, and if that doesn't fix it you need to tighten the stud it latches on to, and this thing is so sturdy you could probably ram a tree with it and be fine, so this will protect your jeep really nicely and I recommend it fully.

      ChristopherB

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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